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The theme earlier this month as Leo Burnett celebrated its 58th anniversary in its 55 full-service offices around the world was '58 Years and Still Going Places.'Leo Burnett, Toronto, celebrated with a number of receptions, including one honoring employees for length...

The theme earlier this month as Leo Burnett celebrated its 58th anniversary in its 55 full-service offices around the world was ’58 Years and Still Going Places.’

Leo Burnett, Toronto, celebrated with a number of receptions, including one honoring employees for length of service.

Anne Andrichuk was recognized for her 32 years with the company, and six other employees for more than 20 years service. Twenty-three others, including Jim McKenzie, president and chief executive officer, who has been with Leo Burnett for 16 years, were honored for their 10 to 19 years of service.

- Imperial Oil has signed a two-year crisis communications contract with OEB International of Toronto.

The company says that in the event of an accident it wants to be able to respond quickly and effectively to protect the public, environment, its employees and assets.

- The National Advertising Benevolent Society (nabs) has announced its fall/winter lineup of speakers for its ADvice Workshop series to be held in Toronto.

The schedule gets under way Sept. 13 with Toronto Star ‘Careers’ columnist Janis Foord-Kirk talking about ‘Adapting and Surviving the Changes in your Workplace.’

For information call nabs at (416) 962-0446.

- The Brighton Group, an eight-year old Toronto communications and promotions firm, has merged with The Cohen Group of Richmond Hill, Ont.

Brighton President Robert Para has joined Cohen as manager, business development.

- 2M Communications is the name of a new special events and communications company recently started in Toronto by Margaret McGann and Margo Murphy.

2M Communications can be reached at (416) 698-2686, or fax (416) 698-6750.

- Exclusive Communications has moved to 124 Merton St., Suite 400, Toronto, Ont. The new phone number is (416) 486-3477 and fax, (416) 486-3475.

- Atkins & Ellis of Toronto has been hired by Mitch Hall & Associates of Dedham, Mass. to promote the 1993 MacWorld Expo/Canada to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Sept. 20 through 22.

This is the first time the trade show organizer has not handled promotion and public relations in-house.

- Synergy Communications of Toronto has become the first Canadian member of The Phoenix Network, a North American consortium of 17 independent public relations agencies.

- Cormier Communicators of Vancouver has joined the International Public Relations Exchange, a 15-country network of 45 independent firms that was established in 1983.

- Backer Spielvogel Bates Canada has been hired by Cogeco Radio-Television of Montreal to handle the English portion of the launch of its new digital music service.

Advertising will be rolled out as cable tv suppliers across Canada sign on with the service.

Canadian Digital Radio delivers 38 channels of non-stop/no advertising, cd-quality music via cable tv systems.

A cable and de-scrambler are hooked up to the subscriber’s stereo and controlled through Maestro, a hand-held universal remote that can also operate the tv and vcr.

- Garner Healey & Associates of Toronto has been signed by Luminescent Artworks Canada, a new Canadian supplier of outdoor sign technology.

The agency will handle all advertising, media, promotions and trade shows for the client, adding about $500,000 to its capitalized billings in the first year.

Advertising will target sign manufacturers and sign shop owners.

Luminescent sells Luminite, a sign compound dispensed as a gel that illuminates under back- or front-lit applications, adding new dimension when applied to new or existing signage.

Luminescent is based in Mississauga, Ont., with a sales office in Buffalo, n.y. It has a distributor in Amsterdam and is setting up others in North and South America, Europe and the Far East.

- Busskamp & Kelly of Montreal has been named agency-of-record for Innotech Aviation.

There were four shops on the short-list for the business. Incumbent agency McIntyre Kennedy did not take part.

Innotech designs and installs corporate jet aircraft interiors; handles repairs, maintenance and fleet management; and sells new and used aircraft.

Innotech is based in Montreal,with maintenance facilities in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Burlington.

- The PJ Classic was held last month in Vancouver. The supplier appreciation day attended by more than 200 people was hosted by Palmer Jarvis Advertising and featured a continuous baseball game and barbecue.

Fundraising activities at the event raised $1,000 for the western division of the National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS.)